WR TV: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST

Today we’re getting behind the wheel of one of our current favorites in the hot hatch segment. Weighing in at just over 2700 pounds, the ST is outfitted with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four cylinder motor which generates 197 horsepower and 214 foot-pounds of torque, up a whopping 77 HP and 102 LB-FT from the standard Fiesta. Accordingly, it comes as little surprise that the ST has plenty of oomph when dipping into the throttle, and paired with a stiff chassis, uprated suspension and torque vectoring wizardry which equates to quick turn-in and flat, generally neutral cornering, the Fiesta ST is an amicable companion for attacking your favorite twisty stretch of road.

By Winding Road Staff | September 24, 2014
Update: 2013 Kia Rio — Transmission

Overall, the inclusion of a manual gearbox on the Rio SX is a win for enthusiasts who are looking for cheap, well-equipped, economical, and fun-to-drive transportation.

By Brandon Turkus | January 09, 2013
Review: Ford Fiesta ST

This is the Master Landing Page for the Ford Fiesta ST. From now on, as we further review this car, we will be updating this page with whatever fresh content we create. Future drive reviews, updated specifications, videos, and other relevant information will all be found right here, in one convenient spot.

By Winding Road Staff | November 26, 2012
2014 Ford Fiesta To Get Three-Cylinder EcoBoost

So yeah, we called this one. Ford has announced plans to introduce its 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine to the US market, starting with the 2014 Fiesta. The engine, so small it fits in a carry-on bag, should deliver 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. That’s three more horsepower and a whopping 36 more pound-feet of torque than the Fiesta’s current 1.6-liter four-pot.

By Brandon Turkus | November 20, 2012
First Look: 2013 Ford Fiesta

Europeans got an early look at the new Ford Fiesta today, with a few styling and technology changes to boost appeal, convenience, safety, and fuel economy.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 05, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—The Ford Fiesta Gets A Facelift

The current generation Fiesta—known as the Mark 6—has been with us since 2008 and the spy photographers over at Carscoop recently snapped a heavily camouflaged Fiesta out doing some winter testing.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 14, 2012
Geneva 2012: Ford Fiesta ST

First, the good news: Ford is going to show what it calls a “production-ready” Fiesta ST to the awestruck show-goers at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Also of note: this ST is radical.

By Seyth Miersma | March 05, 2012
Rumors: Industry Report—Ford Flexing Its EcoBoost Muscle

Social and political pressures may be pushing car manufacturers to create ever smaller and ever cleaner vehicles and engines, but it’s usually from under the highest pressure that the best ideas come.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 22, 2012
Frankfurt 2011: Ford Fiesta ST Concept

Yes, it is a concept, but come on, it looks pretty much production ready. There is none of the concept car bling. Wheels are seventeen-inch alloys, not twenty-inch forged magnesium pieces that cost a small fortune. It has mirrors, not cameras. Even the body kit looks decidedly subdued. No, if there was a definition for “thinly veiled production car, ” this would be it.

By Brandon Turkus | September 13, 2011
Ford Launches Octane Academy With An All-Star Cast

Ford seems quite intent on making the most of social media, as it has launched yet another venture into the world of online marketing, with the Ford Octane Academy. The Academy combines a few lucky fans with Ford’s rally and drifting stars for a weekend of on- and off-road challenges.

By Brandon Turkus | July 21, 2011
Comparison Test: 2011 Ford Fiesta vs. 2011 Honda Fit vs. 2011 Mazda2

Ford’s Fiesta and Mazda’s 2 have both done a great job getting the motoring community amped up about small cars, continuing a trend that the Honda Fit really jumpstarted a few years ago. These small cars are anything but simple, basic transportation, offering quite a lot of style, comfort, and driving involvement to go along with their reasonable price tags.

By Winding Road Staff | March 04, 2011
Geneva 2011: Ford B-Max Concept

Ford has unveiled a new concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Based on Ford’s global B-segment platform, which underpins the Fiesta, the B-Max Concept previews a small five-door MPV in the same vein as the forthcoming C-Max.

By Brandon Turkus | March 01, 2011
Driven: 2012 Ford Focus

For what seems like forever, we’ve been hearing the gripes (many originating in our own offices) about how Europe always gets the good stuff. For instance, they get all the small cars with diesel engines and hatchbacks that we don’t see but would love to drive, and maybe even own. It seems that times are a-changin’, thankfully, with the likes of the Chrysler-Fiat connection and Ford’s revised global strategy. The newest no-longer-forbidden fruit is the 2012 Ford Focus, which we were eager to sample when invited to drive it in sunny Los Angeles this winter.

By John Beltz Snyder | January 31, 2011
First Look: Ford Fiesta RS WRC

If this car doesn’t make you just a little bit excited about rally racing, you should really check your pulse. The Ford Fiesta RS WRC is set to compete in the 2011 FIA World Rally Championship, and will make its first competition appearance at Rally Sweden, starting on February 10. It’s already covered almost 1900 miles in testing, and will begin final gravel shakedowns this week in Spain.

By Brandon Turkus | October 04, 2010
Spy Shots: Ford Fiesta-Based Crossover Spied

Our spy photographer sent over these interesting shots of a Ford Fiesta-based crossover in testing.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 02, 2010
IIHS Names Ford Fiesta A 2010 Top Safety Pick

Since the introduction of the roof strength test (an important addition indeed), it has been more difficult to earn a Top Safety Pick from the International Institute for Highway Safety. Small cars, especially, have been criticized for their perceived vulnerability in crashes. The 2011 Ford Fiesta, however, has overcome that to become the eighth vehicle from the automaker to win the award.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 26, 2010
Ask It: 2011 Ford Fiesta SES 6AT

We have just taken delivery of the highly-anticipated Ford Fiesta. Our Tuxedo-Black tester is powered by a 1.6-liter I-4, which produces 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque, which is transmitted to the front wheels through Ford’s new PowerShift six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Our Fiesta SES is very nicely equipped, and ticks all the option boxes exept for leather seats and a sunroof. We will have the Fiesta for a week. This is an extremely important car for Ford, so lets hear your questions.

By Brandon Turkus | May 27, 2010
2011 Ford Fiesta Priced From $13,320

While the full details on the 2011 Ford Fiesta broke out yesterday, the Blue Oval folks went ahead and debuted pricing information on the official Fiesta website. What’s that mean for consumers? The sweet little B-car can be yours for just $13,320, including $675 for destination.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 03, 2009
First Look: 2011 Ford Fiesta

The Fiesta has been a success story in Europe for many, many years, and it seems like America’s biggest concern is how the Fiesta’s design would change once the car was brought to our shores. Well, as you can see by the photos, it’s slightly different, but in a way looks like a natural evolution of the Fiesta. Consider it a mid-cycle refresh, if you will.

By Steven J. Ewing | December 02, 2009


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